FACULTY TEAM

& GUEST TUTORS

BEVERLEY NOLAN

E-RYT500, IYN-500, BWY-RT, RSME/T

Founder and Director of Studies

Beverley is a yoga practitioner with more than 30 year's experience of class teaching and more than 10 year's experience of teacher training and CPD/IST provision. Her practice and teaching has shifted from its origins in the Iyengar tradition to embrace an explorative approach that draws on her love and unfaltering interest in experiential anatomy, infant movement development, somatic psychology and the discipline of Authentic Movement. She studies regularly outside the yoga tradition enjoying other movement modalities including BodyMind Centering®, Feldenkrais Method®, Continuum® and 5 Rhythms®. Her most recent studies and experiences have channeled her energies into understanding how embodiment practices including yoga can be made more accessible through integrating Trauma-Informed protocols and how they can successfully migrate into Outreach settings.

TIFFANY THORNE

Sanskrit BA, MA-Phil (Cambridge) DipBWY, Award in Restorative Yoga, Award in Teaching Yoga for Pregnancy.

Senior Tutor (YYT&E and Restorative Yoga)

Tiffany has been working with Scaravelli-inspired practices for twenty years although her whole life seems to have been lived around yoga: born to an Iyengar yoga teacher and starting classes at twelve, she developed an early and unusual interest in yoga philosophy and studied it for twelve years at the University of Cambridge. With this grounding in Sanskrit that she continues to explore technically and creatively, she trained to become a Scaravelli-inspired yoga teacher, later also qualifying in teaching Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Pregnancy. She has spent the last few years teaching embodied philosophy on yoga teacher trainings and workshops.

ASHLEY MACDONALD

MA-Education, RYT-200, Award in Pregnancy Yoga, Award in Restorative Yoga, Teacher- Prison Phoenix Trust, TC-TSY Facilitator (in progress)

Senior Tutor (YTT&E)

Ashley has been practising yoga for over 20 years. Over this period her personal practise has varied in style and form from Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, and Iyengar to more recent exploration into Somatics and mindful movement. Ashley has studied with a variety of inspiring teachers including Leslie Kaminoff, Donna Farhi, Simon Low, Elena Brower, Francoise Freedman and David Emerson. Her own practice is an on-going evolution of these influences and she has a desire to continue to develop deeper understanding of human movement and the sensory experience. She also provides yoga and movement support to prisoners and prison guards through her work with the Prison Phoenix Trust. And is building on a specialised focus in Trauma Sensitive Yoga as a current student in the Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training.

TAMARA ASHLEY

MFA, PhD, SFHEA, 200H Award in Teaching Yoga

Senior Tutor (YTT&E)

Tamara is a dancer, performance artist, yogi, teacher and researcher.  She is a long term ashtanga practitioner, having practiced on and off since 2001.  She currently teaches beginners yoga, yoga for dancers and vinyasa flow yoga. She also trained as a Pilates instructor in the United States and taught the form for five years and directed the studio programme at Texas Woman's University. Tamara's dance and performance background inform her yoga, and she brings a creative approach that values experiential learning, creativity, voice, partnering, drawing, writing and dialogue. She finds that the varied practices of yoga, such as chanting, meditation, asana, and mindful approaches to life found in the yoga teachings, offer possibilities to both channel and release creativity.  Tamara has also practiced the form of contact improvisation since 1996, and has integrated this with studies in BodyMind Centering, developmental movement and somatics, and she recently co-faciliated the UK Contact Improvisation Teacher's Exchange.  She has taught in many universities nationally and internationally, and currently directs the MA Dance Performance and Choreography programme at the University of Bedfordshire, as well as offering a yearly short course in somatic practices for professionals, and yoga for performing artists.  As well as her professional experience and qualifications, Tamara holds a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography and a PhD in Dance, in which she looked at ecological perspectives on choreography in the context of environmental change.  Through her yoga practice she has cultivated a deeper understanding of creating peaceful relationships between people and planet, and encourages students to develop a calm, non-harming and peaceful approach within as a foundation for positive change within themselves and the world.  

JUDY HIRSH

BWY-Dip, IYN-Elder, PRYT600, C-IAYT, CNHC-UK

Guest Tutor (YTT&E)

Founder of Yoga Headspace, and co-founder of Yoga United, Judy brings a creative mix of yoga-based practices to engage health seekers of all ages, sizes and abilities to tune into their own head space and inner wisdom. She takes yoga, meditation, embodied mindfulness and yoga therapy into health spas, offices, schools, mental health & fertility settings in group and 1-2-1 sessions. She holds The British Wheel of Yoga teaching diploma, teaches the BWY Foundation course, has studied The Communicating Body yoga therapy with the Life Centre/Biomedical Trust, and is a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist (600hr training). Her teachers include Billy Doyle, Donna Farhi, Judith Lasater, Richard Miller, Michael Lee, and she has been inspired by teachers working in the style of BKS Iyengar, and Vanda Scaravelli. She has completed courses in NLP, Shamanic journeying, and Art Therapy.

RACHAEL MOORE

200H Award in Teaching Yoga, 200H Award in Teaching Vinyasa Flow, Award in Teaching Yoga for Pregnancy (Camyoga), Award in Teaching Restorative Yoga (Camyoga), Yin Yoga (with Sarah Powers), Baby Yoga (Camyoga), Children's yoga (Calm for Kids)

Guest Tutor (YTT&E)

Rachael has been practising yoga for over 20 years and teaching for more than a decade. Following an initial 200 hour training, Rachael dedicated herself to a further 200 hours of study with Claire Missingham in Vinyasa Flow style practice which cultivated her own creative talents in content and sequencing design and supported her spiritual enquiries. Rachael's practice continues to evolve into a more holistic, embodied and intentional style, having completed the Liberate and Elevate mentoring programmes with Naomi Absalom. Her focus is less on the attainment of the physical Form and more on the overall effect of each practice on mind, body and spirit. Rachael's practice has also been a constant through three pregnancies and she brings the richness of these experiences to her specialist ante-natal yoga classes and the Barefoot Body perinatal training. In addition to being a respected and well-loved teacher and trainer, Rachael is a qualified and experienced assessor and mentor.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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